Keynote by Neferti Tadiar (Barnard College) "The Vitality of Servitude: Reproductive Work in the Globopolis"
What work is left to do in Asian American studies? What is the work that must be done not to define but to question and expand the imagined disciplinary bounds of Asian American studies? Taking up multiple feminist, queer, and transnational modes of Asian Americanist critique, we will turn to what has “fallen away” from the identities/regions, forms of labor/work/capital, objects of study, and methods that have been centered in the field. “Work” is linked closely with the recuperative criticism that Asian American Studies performs within the university, from the migrant worker of the 19th century to the flexible global citizens of finance capital today.
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Sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
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